Assure is pleased to welcome emerging fund managers for an hour-long virtual panel session that will provide key insights on starting a fund. The topic is “Emerging Fund Managers: Strategies on Raising a Fund”, addressing how to connect with and build an LP base, structure and manage a fund efficiently, and leverage technology to source deals, connect with investors, and manage your shop



Jeremy Neilson
Jeremy Neilson, an Inc. 5000 entrepreneur, is a founder and a co-CEO of Assure. Prior to Assure, Mr. Neilson launched and managed Utah’s $300M private equity program, the Utah Fund of Funds, which invested in 28 funds and across most of the private equity spectrum. Before the Utah Fund of Funds, Jeremy was an associate with the University Venture Fund where he spent time working closely with local and national venture capitalists on company due diligence. Jeremy has served as a venture capital fund advisory board member and investment committee member for various foundations.
Jeremy hosts a podcast “The Assure Podcast with Jeremy Neilson” and does weekly video interviews with leaders in venture capital in a series called “What’s Going on in Venture”. Watch it here.



Strategies on Raising a Fund


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Helene Servillon, JourneyOne Ventures

Helene runs an emerging fund of women, entrepreneurs and high-performance athletes that invest in the plant-based movement. They back bold and underestimated early stage founders that are powering technology and life-benefiting businesses across sectors such as cannabis, culture, and wellness. JourneyOne sees massive opportunity and growth within areas that were formerly constrained by social stigma.



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Mac Conwell, RareBreed Ventures

Mckeever (Mac) Conwell, is the Founder and Managing Director of RareBreed Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture fund based in Baltimore, MD. is a Pre-seed Fund that is investing in exceptional founders outside of the large tech eco-systems earlier than everyone else.With early meaningful cash upfront, wraparound services to increase capacity, and institutional knowledge from the additions of an executive RareBreed Ventures accelerates a companies' growth at the earliest stages.



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Charlie O'Donnell, Founder and Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Charlie O'Donnell is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.  The fund makes seed and pre-seed investments and was the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised.  Brooklyn Bridge invested in the first rounds of The Wing, Canary, Hungryroot, Ample Hills, Clubhouse, Imagen, and goTenna among others.

Charlie is one of only a dozen individuals to be named to Business Insider's 100 Most Influential People in NY Tech five or more times. He served on the founding board of the New York Tech Meetup and is one of the group's first 100 members. He was recently named to City & State Magazine’s Tech Power 50.  His blog, This is Going to Be BIG!, is one of the ten most widely read VC blogs in the country and over 13,000 people read his weekly NYC tech newsletter. He has spoken at SXSW and Techcrunch Disrupt.















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